Bank Street Writer was a word processor for Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore, MSX, Macintosh, and IBM PC computers. It was designed in 1981 by a team of educators at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City, software developer Franklin E. Smith, and programmers at Intentional Educations in Watertown, MA. Because of its wide adoption in elementary schools in the following years, a period coincident with the growth of personal computer use, it was generally thought at the time to... Topics: Apple II, Word Processing
Screenwriter IIe Version 2.2 from Sierra On-Line Inc. 1983. SCREENWRITER II by Kidwell/Schmoyer. "No extra hardware for upper-lower case, 70 column display, printer spooling. Edits BASIC, text, and binary files; complete search and replace. Sierra On-Line." [This solved the hardware problem of no lowercase display and only 40 columns of text by creating hi-res graphics characters. Because of the limits of the hi-res screen, it was only possible to get 70 columns of text in this mode.... Topics: Apple II, Word Processing
Mousewrite Word Processing Software, Version 1.5.7. Written by Steve Cochard with assistance from C. Peterson and R. Wagner. From Roger Wagner Publishing, Inc. There are a lot of great reasons to own MouseWrite... reasons like being able to quickly correct any mistakes with MouseWrite Speller. It's built-in so it's there whenever you need it. Want form letters, labels, or 1000 individually addressed envelopes? MouseWrite's Mail Merge and Glossary get the job done for you. Put pizzaz in your... Topics: Apple II, Word Processing
Bookends Version 1.0 48k by Jonathan D. Ashwell of Sensible Software. 1983. Includes Reference Librarian, Disk Utilities, Printer Options, Apple Configuration. Bookends, a database and time saver in managing any kind of information, tracks down articles, magazines and books quickly, effortlessly and with no hassle. Easy to use, it... Provides quick, efficient storage and retrieval of reference information. Allows storage of author, title, journal, volume, page number, date, publisher, editors,... Topics: Apple II, Productivity
Magic Slate : the word processor that grows with you. From Sunburst Communication, Pleasantville, NY. 1984. Three levels of word processing abilities that allowes user to master a 20 column version-young child, a 40 column version-intermediate and a 80 column version for the professional. Topics: Apple II, Word Processing, Sunburst Communication
EasyWriter was a word processor first written for the Apple II series computer in 1979, the first word processor for that platform. It was written by John Draper's Cap'n Software, which also produced a version of Forth, which EasyWriter was developed in. Draper developed EasyWriter while serving nights in the Alameda County Jail under a work furlough program. Andrew Fluegelman wrote in PC Magazine that although EasyWriter 1.0 appeared to be an easy-to-use word processor for casual users, it... Topics: Apple II, Word Processing
One of Spinnaker's "Easy Working" software titles, The Planner is a spreadsheet program featuring pull-down menus, auto calc, recalculate, area blocking, 6 cell data formats, cut and paste, custom column width, insert, delete row, column, read block from file, write block to file, import/export DIF and 8-in-1 files, 9 formula functions, directory, remove, format commands, on-line help, and more. Topics: Apple II, Spreadsheets
XLENT have been providing 8-bit users with interesting print related software for a while now, but this marks their first attempt at a comprehensive word processing package. My initial impressions are that it's a thoroughly practical piece of software with some unique features, and is good enough to give the established favourites like Atariwriter and Paperclip a real run for their money. The program comes in the slim A5 size plastic wallet popular with many companies, and this contains an... Topics: Word Processor, Atari
Magic Window IIe by William H. Depew, from ARTSCI, Inc. 1984. Later followed up by Magic Window II. From the simplest to the most sophisticated, any word processing system is basically just an electronic device for making marks on paper. One measurement of the ease of using a word prqcessor is its "transparency"-the similarity between what appears on the screen and what is printed as final copy. From this standpoint, Magic Window, written by Gary Shannon with revision and... Topics: Apple II, Word Processing
The Dow Jones News & Quotes Reporter is a program that brings you news from the Dow Jones News Wire, the Wall Street Journal, and Barron's, and brings you quotes from the Dow Jones Data Base. The program works with the Apple II or Apple II Plus computer; the Apple Disk II disk drive with a controller set up to use 16-sector diskettes; and equipment that connects the computer to a telephone line. When the Apple is connected to the Dow Jones computer via telephone line, the Apple's video... Topics: Apple II, Dow Jones, Stock Quotes
Word Juggler was a word processor application by Quark, Inc. for the Apple IIe, IIc, and III computers. Until the release of AppleWorks, Word Juggler was the leading word processor on the IIe and IIc, beating out Apple Writer. The software was copy protected with a hardware dongle. It was one of the first software titles to use ProDOS. The software was well received and was considered easy to learn and master. The software also came with a dictionary/spell checker called Lexicheck which was... Topics: Apple II, Word Processing
Better Working Word Processor Design: Roger Des Roches, Programmed by Marc Lafontaine. Published in 1985 by Logidisque and Spinnaker Software. Better Working is a medium to high powered word processor, with window-like features, as well as having a comprehensive spelling checker on the backside of the disk. Once accustomed to this word processor, it may well be one of the better processors for the Apple II, with effective functions for: SEARCH, REPLACE, MOVE or COPY blocks of text, COUNT the...
From a small, relatively unknown company comes a word processor that is extremely powerful and easy to learn. Write Away is a good choice for a word processor to grow into. What can it do? Quite a lot! Five tutorials ease you into the difficult aspects of word processing. You can manage a mailing list, read and use DIF files, use macros (or "glossary' terms) by defining a key sequence to represent a word or phrase, and much more. For example, say you use the phrase "Apple IIe'... Topics: Apple, Word Processor
Mini Office II, published by Database Software in 1986, was an office suite available for several home computers, among which were the Amstrad CPC, the Atari 8-bit family, the BBC Micro, the Commodore 64, and others. The software package could be purchased on cassette tape or floppy disk. Mini Office II was originally written for the BBC Micro Computer (in 6502 assembler) and was also available in EPROM format. The office applications included in Mini Office II were listed as: Word processor,... Topics: Atari 800, Productivity
Business Utilities v1.0 by Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation (MECC). Published 1985. Includes Savings Interest, Installment Loans, and Payroll. From MECC's 1986 catalog: - Senior Business High - Adult Utilities A versatile business education tool. This collection of practical programs helps students perform a variety of common business functions. Calculate interest on savings accounts or certificates of deposit. Determine the payment amount or the principal amount of a loan by... Topics: Apple II, Finance
Magic Window II, word processor by Artsci Inc. 1982. +=====================================+ -=- MAGIC WINDOW II CONTROL CODES -=- -=- ENTERED BY THE KNIGHTS -=- +=====================================+ KEY FUNCTIONS: A TABULATE KEY B TO ENTER CTRL KEY ON SCREEN C TO END OF TEXT D DELETE CHARACTER E TO BEGINNING OF TEXT F INSERT CHARACTER G GLUE BELOW TEXT AT CURSOR H LEFT V RIGHT AND COPY ABOVE TEXT W UP BY 12 LINES X DOWN BY 12 LINES Y AUXILARY FUNCTIONS EXIT TO EDITOR - RETURNS TO EDITOR... Topics: Apple II, Word Processing, Artsci
MECC Writer from the Composing Information Series. Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation, 1985. Version 1.2. MECC Writer is a package in the Composing Information series. This series, along with four others, is part of MECC's Computing and Information collection. This collection introduces students to the concepts and skills necessary to live in the Information Age. Topics: Apple II, Word Processing
PFS: Write from Software Publishing Corporation and Soft-Art,Inc. 1986. pfs:Write was a simple, early-in-the-life-of-desktop-computing word processor created by Software Publishing Corporation (SPC). It was intended for DOS systems, but Apple II versions were also released. It included all the basic features common to most word processors of the day, including automatic word wrapping, spell checking, copy and paste, underlining, and boldfacing; and it also boasted a few of the...
Timeliner for the Apple II. Timeline generation and browsing software by Tom Snyder Productions. The product was still being developed (for later platforms) almost 30 years later. 1986. Topics: Apple II, Timeline
Data Handler Manage file-cabinets full of student, employee, inventory, and school district information with this remarkable package. Two disk drives, a printer, a few data diskettes, and this flexible, menu-driven database system allow you to enter, build, store, modify, search, sort, retrieve, and print school data. Each data diskette can hold as many as 1050 records of up to 126 characters or as many as 525 records of up to 254 characters. For more sophisticated database work, see MECC's... Topics: Apple II, Database
HomeWord Speller: The Personal Spelling Checker for the Apple II+, IIe, IIc. Version 1.0. by Doug Whittaker and Phil Vrbancic. Designed by Al Lowe. Published by Sierra On-Line, Inc. 1984. Topics: Apple II, Word Processing
With roots as far back as 1977 and a first appearance on Data General computers with the name SSI*WP, the software that became WordPerfect was a product businesses knew intimately by 1986. WordPerfect had just rocked the word processing world with a lauded 4.0 release for DOS. The same 4.0 rocketed WordPerfect to the top of the charts virtually sealing WordStar's fate and keeping a struggling Microsoft Word at bay for at least a few more years. Not content to rest on its successes,...
FrEDWriter Version 4.4 August 13, 1987 by CUE SoftSwap. Created in 1985, this word processor was a de facto standard for years in classrooms. Mr. Rogers designed the program around a not-so-popular public domain program called FreeWriter and re-marketed with an extremely easy-to-use interface, Spanish support, and the ability for teachers to leave on-screen prompts to guide student writing. Additionally, FrEdWriter was free: users had to pay a small charge for the software on a disk, but the... Topics: Apple II, Word Processing